18 days in Bavaria, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

18 days in Bavaria, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Partnachklamm and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Frauenkirche. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich tour planner.

Denver, USA to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Munich. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Liechtensteinklamm and Schloss Hellbrunn. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Salzburg journey site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melk Abbey and Peterskirche. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 1 night
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 8th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lesser Town and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Spanish Synagogue. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Prague to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Bavaria travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.